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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Fusarelli, Lance D.; Drake, Timothy A. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2019
Developing effective educational leaders is fundamentally and irrevocably an interpersonal, relational process--one that requires face-to-face contact, deep thought, deliberation, reflection, engagement, and interaction. It requires cultivation of the habits of heart, mind, and soul. For nearly a decade, the faculty at North Carolina State…
Descriptors: State Universities, Principals, Administrator Education, Curriculum Development
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College Access, 2018
Student affairs professionals are concerned about the access and success of diverse groups of students in U.S. higher education, but systematic barriers continue to confront one understudied population of college students. Justice-involved people--those who have experienced the criminal justice system--face unique challenges on our campuses but…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Delinquency, Crime
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Taylor, Alexander; Brown, Rachel; Parks, Rachel; Parrish, Jesse; Hayes, Casey – College and University, 2018
To stand out in a crowded marketplace, every organization must find or create a competitive edge. Companies without a unique advantage get lost in a tide of rivals. In the context of higher education, the registrar's office rarely commands the resources to achieve dramatic overhauls. Rather, incremental innovation offers a far more efficient use…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Inquiry, Registrars (School)
Pickford, Jocelyn – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
Traditional liberal arts colleges employ a variety of initiatives to connect students to work opportunities--internship programs, co-ops, and work study, to name a few. These initiatives often provide students with some additional income or expose them to a potential career, but they do not necessarily go so far as to fully integrate employment…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Liberal Arts, Work Study Programs, Models
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Conway, J. M. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
What does it take to cultivate a campus culture that reflects a commitment to worldview diversity? As religious and philosophical diversity grows, administrators are seeking ways to positively influence worldview-related experiences on campus. Interfaith capacity-building trainings are an important way for colleges and universities to proactively…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Capacity Building, World Views, Cultural Pluralism
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Kersh, Rogan – About Campus, 2018
In this interview, Rogan Kersh describes his evolution from a lecturer behind a podium to a facilitator of hands-on exercises and role-playing. Instead of resisting generational change, Kersh has embraced the charge to evolve to meet current students' needs by asking his students how they experience his classes, and really listening to their…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, College Administration, Administrators, Administrator Role
Holder, Ashley; Bethea-Hampton, Terrie – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
The purpose of this collaborative project is to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) and Virtual Reality (VR) into college courses to promote student engagement and flexible learning opportunities. This project will assist teachers in the K-12 and higher education environment to better identify lesson strategies for the implementation of…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
Swail, Watson Scott; Fung-Angarita, Maly – Educational Policy Institute, 2018
The issue of student retention and graduation from postsecondary institutions has grown in stature over the past decade. While the last 40 years of federal and state policies have focused largely on access to college, there is now a very real interest in not only getting students into college but also helping them earn baccalaureate and other…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Postsecondary Education, College Students, School Holding Power
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Pantas, Susanna; Miller, Sean A.; Kulkarni, Shanti J. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Social work students created a community activism project to raise awareness about trauma prevalence and impact. Trauma theory describes silencing as the mechanism that hinders individual and community healing. Therefore, students sought to create an interactive opportunity to heighten trauma visibility on campus. They created a physical mailbox…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Work, Counselor Training, Trauma
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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2017
Increasingly, college students struggle to find translatable meaning in their college experiences. Following a program of study and dabbling in a few extra-curricular experiences proves to be enough to graduate, but somehow some students fail to thrive in all areas of well-being once they are at work. If this disconnect is rooted to a lack of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alignment (Education), College Students, Work Study Programs
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Bahls, Patrick; Chapman, Reid – Honors in Practice, 2017
In May 2013, Patrick Bahls, director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville's honors program, was a participant in a multi-day workshop sponsored by the university's Diversity Action Council. The goal of the workshop, led by off-campus experts commissioned by the university, was to help educate faculty and staff on issues related to…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Diversity (Institutional), Equal Education, Inclusion
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Coker, Jeffrey Scott – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Despite numerous calls for science education to be driven by authentic investigation, many laboratory experiences continue to consist of disconnected weekly units during which students carry out instructions that lead to some predetermined finding. This study developed and evaluated a pedagogical design for introductory biology labs where students…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Science Laboratories, Science Experiments, Student Projects
Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Guided pathways are emerging as a strategy to help students complete a credential in a timely manner by encouraging or requiring them to select a program, and develop a degree plan or map, on a specified timeline. At a minimum, institutions may ask students to identify a meta-major, which is a broad area of academic programs with related courses…
Descriptors: Graduation, Strategic Planning, Time to Degree, Majors (Students)
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Janicki, Thomas N.; Cummings, Jeffrey W. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Increasing dialog and interaction between the corporate community and students is a key strategic goal of many universities. This paper describes an event that has been specifically designed to increase student and corporate engagement. It describes the process of planning and executing a targeted career day for information systems and information…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, College Students, Corporations, Planning
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